February’s Memory Verses
Toddlers-4th Grade: Matthew 4:18-20
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.” (“Fishers of Men,” Seeds of Purpose, Track 10)
5th-8th Grade: Books of the Bible: REVIEW
7th-8th Grade: Phil. 2:14-15
Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.
Toddlers: Miracles of Jesus
During February toddlers will learn about the Miracles of Jesus (Feeding the 5000 and Calming the Storm). Possible activities to do with your toddler:
- Act out the stories with your child: use bath toys to retell Calming the Storm, and use play food to retell Feeding the 5000.
- Read the accounts of these 2 stories from Sally Lloyd Jones’ Tiny Bear’s Bibleor Jesus Storybook Bible.
- Ask some wondering questions:
- I wonder how the people felt having a meal with Jesus?
- I wonder what it was like to be in the boat with Jesus during the storm?
Preschool: Jesus & the Tax Collectors
In February preschoolers are hearing about the Life and Ministry of Christ.
- I wonder why people didn’t like the tax collectors?
- I wonder why Jesus invited Levi to follow him?
- I wonder how the tax collectors and sinners felt when they sat around the table with Jesus?
K-1st Grade: Filled Full
This month younger elementary children are focusing on the Life and Ministry of Christ.
- I wonder how the disciples are feeling, watching Jesus feed everyone?
- I wonder how the crowd feels?
- I wonder if the crowd thinks Jesus is the Christ, and if so, why?
- I wonder what the boy thought of it all?
2nd-4th Grade: Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-12)
Older elementary students will also focus on the Life and Ministry of Christ.
- I wonder what it was like to hear Jesus teaching?
- I wonder how Jesus’ teaching was different from what they had heard before?
- I wonder what award awaits us in heaven?
5th-6th Grade: What is the Great Commission? (Matt. 28:18-20)
Younger middle schoolers are continuing their study through the EFCA’s Statement of Faith.
- Who introduced you to Jesus?
- How are you a disciple/student/apprentice to Jesus? What does this look like in your daily life?
- How do you feel about sharing your faith with others? How is it challenging or rewarding (or both)?
- Is there anyone God has put on your heart to share Christ with?
7th-8th Grade: Timothy and Epaphroditus, the Examples of Service (Philippians 2:19-30)
Older middle schoolers are reflecting on the epistle of Philippians during the winter/spring semester.
- Did God speak to you today as you were studying Philippians?
- What verses were particularly meaningful to you?